Helena – Newly-released records show Democrat congressional candidate Rob Quist has not had a hunting or fishing license in Montana in at least 15 years.
According to public records released to MTN news by the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the banjo player turned politician has not purchased a hunting or fishing license since at least 2002, which is as far back as records are available.
Quist’s campaign tried to minimize the issue, saying it was the candidate’s botched surgery that kept him from hunting or fishing, and telling MTN news that, “Born and raised in Cut Bank, Rob Quist has been an avid sportsman his whole life, however for the past few years, Rob has been unable to get out as much as before because of a surgery in the mid 1990s that went wrong.”
This is not the first time Quist or his campaign have used his supposed health problems to dodge an uncomfortable issue.
In response to reports of Quist’s decades-long financial problems, which include tax liens, defaulted loans and collection actions, Quist and his campaign used the same botched-surgery defense.
Quist told reporters that he was unable to tour and perform in 2011, which worsened his financial problems. It was later reported that Quist had in fact performed the same number of shows in 2011 as he did in other years.
By: Big Sky Headlines staff